I had a great time at the Ultimate Shootouts Vancouver event on November 13, 2011 at the Ironworks Studio. I arrived at the studio and was inspired by the space with its skylights, large windows and interesting backgrounds and props. Earlier in the day, makeup artists Sarah Lam and Jayna Marie had been getting the brides and grooms ready for the shoot. There were 4 couples ready to go, with the brides in beautiful gowns and bouquets by CC Roa.
The event was limited to 24 photographers, so we were split into 4 groups and spent some time with each couple. We had 2 indoor sets where we took advantage of the studio’s cool backgrounds and beautiful natural light. We also had 2 outdoor shoots where we used strobes as well as the natural light. It was a cloudy, cool day but there was some nice light later in the day. It was pretty cold for the models, but they did a great job and were a lot of fun to work with.
Thanks to Jason Ho and Derek Cheng (Pure White Studios), Dan and Kat Stone (Stone Photo), and Chris and Gina Chong (Butter Studios) for organizing the event and for providing excellent tips and advice during the shoot. This was the first time for this event and it went very smoothly. I’m hoping there will be another one soon!
Here are some more blogs with photos by some of the other photographers who attended the shootout. It’s interesting to see the styles of the different photographers who were photographing the same models under the same conditions.